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Undergraduate Research Symposium Moves Online

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For the first time in its 20-year history, the Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship will be held entirely online, in accordance with the new coronavirus social-distancing requirements.

Undergraduate students who have been involved in research projects and other forms of creative scholarship are invited to submit posters or presentations that will be hosted on the Canvas learning management system during the virtual, asynchronous event on April 16.

Mentored undergraduate research has been described as a “high-impact student experience” that provides an opportunity for students to enhance their intellectual development and confidence, and explore potential careers or graduate-level opportunities, according to Jane Greer, Ph.D., who directs the program. Students also can polish their communication skills by circulating the results of their work.

“These are challenging times for the entire campus community, but we urge faculty from all disciplines who have been working with undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists to remind their students to register for the online Symposium by the April 6 deadline,” said Greer. “We want to recognize and celebrate their achievements.”
Student registration materials, which are due by April 6, are available online.

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